Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,772 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

I Smell The Fragrance Of The Falling Rain - Poem by Gert Strydom

I smell the fragrance of the falling rain
hear how startled the wild horses snort,
see the dust-line of the wild wind savagely
blowing sand and leaves
and hear and there it turns lingering
when thunderbolt after thunderbolt blue-white crushes down

and I see swallows circling against the dark sky,
hear turtledoves singing praises to God
and in the veldt the joy is wide
over the rain that brings new life.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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